It’s now over two months since Browne’s removed our organ and took it to their workshops for repair. All of the pipework has been cleaned, with dents rounded out and splits repaired. The photographs below show repairs to the casework, where wood with active woodworm had to be completely removed. There are also photos of repairs made to the pneumatic motors that let air into the pedal pipes.
Work is now progressing with the construction of the new console and platform, so I will be returning to the workshop in a couple of weeks to see how things are going. Once this is constructed, pipework can be put back into place and we will be able to hear our organ sing again!
With thanks to Stephen Bailey, Director of F H Browne & Sons, for permission to reproduce his photographs.